Sport by Press Association June 15, 2018, 4:52 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Subscribe todaySubscribe today from 99p In 2002, the nation held its collective breath over David Beckham’s fractured metatarsal in the run-up to South Korea/Japan and six years later prayed for Wayne Rooney to be a good healer on the road to Germany. Thankfully, it looks like a close-up of Marcus Rashford’s knee is not about to be splashed across the front pages as England prepare for the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Manchester United forward was all smiles as he was able to join in as part of a full 23-man group for Friday’s training session at the Spartak Zelenogorsk base, shrugging off what manager Gareth Southgate had described as a “slight knock” not long after touching down in St Petersburg at the start of the week. There are, of course, likely to be a few more niggles within the squad, sparking … [Read more...] about England’s World Cup Diary – Friday, June 15
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Jose Mourinho has backed Marouane Fellaini to extend his stay at Manchester United. The Belgian, who is out of contract this summer, stepped off the bench to score the winner against Arsenal on Sunday. Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino has signed a new long-term deal at Liverpool. The Brazilian has put pen to paper on a contract until 2023 in a major boost to Jurgen Klopp's side ahead of their trip to Rome. We'll bring you the latest on every transfer for all the big Premier League clubs - including United, City, Liverpool and Chelsea. We'll bring you the very latest updates right here, throughout the day. Read More Summer transfer window 2018 Key Events Arsenal and Chelsea 'in talks to sign £26million Italian star' 05:14 Liverpool offer update on Buvac exit 09:13 Who is Zeljko Buvac? Everything you need to know 08:52 Liverpool No.2 Zeljko Buvac quits Anfield days before Roma clash 07:24 07:30 Spurs to open contract talks with young forward Tottenham are set to … [Read more...] about Latest transfer news and rumours including United, Arsenal and Liverpool updates
Manchester United are confident of signing Brazilian midfielder Willian from Chelsea for £30m, with Spanish midfielder Juan Mata set to leave Old Trafford. (The Sun) Liverpool's in-form English midfielder James Milner will not come out of international retirement. (The Times)West Brom have no plans to appoint Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy as their next manager following the departure of Alan Pardew last week. (Express and Star)Liverpool midfielder Emre Can could miss the rest of the season and be forced to give up a World Cup place with Germany due to a back injury. (Daily Mirror)Former Wales boss Chris Coleman says he will stay on as Sunderland manager even if the Black Cats are relegated to League One. (Daily Mail)Watford forward Richarlison has been assured he still has a future at Vicarage Road, despite the being dropped after not finding the net in 21 games. (Daily Mirror)Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel will replace Unai Emery as Paris Saint-Germain manager next … [Read more...] about Football rumour mill: Manchester United confident of signing Chelsea’s Willian for £30m
THERE is a busy week of football ahead, with league fixtures in England and Scotland sandwiching a midweek of European contests. Crystal Palace host Manchester United in the Premier League on Monday night, live on Sky Sports at 8pm. Several Champions League last 16 ties will be decided on Tuesday and Wednesday including a delicately balanced tie between Spurs and Juventus and PSG's attempt to make a comeback at home to Real Madrid. Both ties, as well as Liverpool v Porto and Man City v Basel, will be live across the BT Sport network. The Europa League last 16 kicks off on Thursday with the mouthwatering match-up of AC Milan and Arsenal at San Siro from 6pm on BT Sport 2. And there is a treat to end the week as Hibernian face Hearts in the Edinburgh derby, live on Sky Sports Football at 7.45pm. Monday 5th March 2018 Sporting Kansas City v New York City FC MLS 00:30 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event Leicester … [Read more...] about Football on TV: Where to watch Crystal Palace v Manchester United, Hibernian v Hearts and the Champions League this week
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be used in competitive English football for the first time on Monday night when Brighton host Crystal Palace in the FA Cup third round. Here, we look at the key issues regarding VAR. What decisions can it be used for? The referee can opt to use VAR on decisions concerning the awarding of goals, penalty kicks, the issuing of straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity. The referee can request assistance with these decisions or it can be recommended by the video officials, but the referee on the pitch has the final say after being talked through what the footage shows. Where has it been used? It has been in use all season in Serie A and the Bundesliga, among 15 leagues worldwide to test the technology. Will it be used at the World Cup this summer? FIFA president Gianni Infantino is certainly keen for that to happen. The game's law-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) will make a final ruling when it … [Read more...] about VAR in football: What decisions can it be used for? Where has it been used?